Table Tip: Creating an Oyster Snack Spread for the Holidays

Table Tip: Creating an Oyster Snack Spread for the Holidays

While the holidays are certainly going to feel different this year, there’s no reason to deny yourself the comforts of home. There are few things more enjoyable in this world than spending a special morning watching movies, opening presents and snacking with family. The holiday charcuterie board has become a staple on many tables, but this guide shows you how to add fresh oysters to the mix.  The inspiration for this seafood charcuterie board comes from Chef Christ Cosentino of Jackrabbit. A combination of charcuterie board and seafood tower, part warm bread, sausages, chilis and of course fresh oysters.  Here...

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2020 Gift Guide: WhiteStone Oysters

2020 Gift Guide: WhiteStone Oysters

Not sure what to get the oyster nut, farm-to-table loving person in your family? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our 2020 holiday gift guide below! WhiteStone Hoodies & Crews They’re literally fresh off the press. These super comfy designs are printed on a super-soft poly cotton blend that holds it shape and color. We’ve revitalized our ‘shuck ‘em all’ graphic with the hunter orange treatment to keep you visible on the bay or in the field and added our collegiate “WhiteStone” design, perfect for the gym, lounging at the house or hanging at the cookout. Shop both...

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Slurp in Style: How to Taste an Oyster

Slurp in Style: How to Taste an Oyster

While there’s no wrong way to eat an oyster, there are some things you can do to make sure you’re experiencing them to the fullest. Oysters often reflect the flavors of where they're grown. Their terroir can vary by season, region and salinity of the water they’re in. Use these tips to help get the full oyster experience the next time you order.  Don’t pour out the oyster liqueur or rinse the oyster with water. The liqueur is an essential part of the oyster’s merroir. Use it to help build the oyster’s full flavor profile. Carefully pick out shell fragments...

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Sweet Summer: How To Barbecue Oysters

Sweet Summer: How To Barbecue Oysters

With the last few weeks of summer slipping away, we recommend you take some time to enjoy a relaxing afternoon barbecuing oysters. This delicious step-by-step guide will show you everything you need to know to prepare barbecued oysters at home.  Here’s a list of supplies: Barbecue or fire pit with grate Oyster knife, gloves and tongs Butter Hot sauce Lemon WhiteStone oysters. Here’s what to do: To prep, heat your grill and melt your butter. Place the oysters on the barbecue with the cupped side down. The oysters will open on their own. If needed, use your oyster knife to...

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Happy Dad! Our Father’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Dad! Our Father’s Day Gift Guide

 Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we’ve got just what you need to make dad smile. Of course, delicious oysters shipped straight to dad’s door are a no-brainer, but our new summer 2020 tees and handmade oyster knives from Join or Die are a perfect addition. Check out some gift ideas below. Whitestone Gift Card It’s perfect for the dad that has it all. Let pop pick his own gift or decide when he gets his next shipment of fresh, delicious oysters. Join or Die Oyster Knife Custom oyster shucker made exclusively for WhiteStone by Virginia's Join or...

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Stay Shuckin’: The Health Benefits of Eating Oysters

Stay Shuckin’: The Health Benefits of Eating Oysters

Oysters are sustainable, convenient and healthy food. Integrating them into your diet can have a lot of benefits, including boosting your immune system. Let’s take a look at some of the facts.  According to Healthline, a standard 3.5 ounce serving of oysters contains several valuable minerals, almost as much protein as an egg and low calories. Calories: 68 Protein: 7 grams Fat: 3 grams Vitamin D: 80% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) Thiamine (vitamin B1): 7% of the RDI Niacin (vitamin B3): 7% of the RDI Vitamin B12: 324% of the RDI Iron: 37% of the RDI Magnesium: 12% of the RDI Phosphorus: 14% of the RDI Zinc: 605% of...

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Tips for Serving Raw Oysters

Tips for Serving Raw Oysters

If you’re new to oysters, storing, preparing and serving them can seem a little intimidating. Check out these easy tips to help you become an oyster pro.  Storing Oysters Oysters are alive right up until you cook or eat them. We ship our oysters in durable Styrofoam coolers with several ice packs to preserve freshness. When they arrive, open the cooler and give the mesh bag a once-over to see if any oysters are dead on arrival. Throw away any that are open, or have broken shells. Then you’re ready to put them in the fridge. If possible, store them...

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